Time Aspects

Works from the Permanent Collection

Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete

Antouanetta Angelidi, Irene Apergi, Eugenia Apostolou, Anna-Maria Christopoulou, Yannis Dimitrakis, Lila Kambani, Anastasia Karvela, Haris Kondosfyris, Vasso Kyriaki, Yorgos Lazongas, Yannis Lassithiotakis, Maria Loizidou, Antonis Mihailidis, Nina Pappa, Maria Papadimitriou, Dimos Skoulakis, Angelos Skourtis, Tassos Triantafyllou, Eleni Zouni

Time as an intangible but real value and time in art come together in the exhibition "Time Aspects", with selected works from the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete.

Starting from Antiuanetta Angelidi"s Pages from the Book of Hours (1994) fro her film of the same title, the exhibition, in two rooms of the Museum, examines similar values in each work separately as well as in the entire set.

The path takes us from the Flows (1994 and 1996) of Eugenia Apostolou,an elegy to contemporary abstraction to Dimos Skoulakis"s 1980 work What came between Ingress and Duchamp, the dialogue between charcoal and wax in Tassos Triantafyllou, the repetitive lines in Maria Lozidou"s The pillows of my nightmare (1998), the anemometers of Yannis Lassithiotakis (2000), the time measure in Nina Pappa"s One-way hourglass (1997), the dervish"s movements in Maria Papadimitriou"s Rebirth (2002) and the archaeologist"s find in the work of Antonis Mihailidis from the Archaeology series of 1994.

Also touching upon the question of time is the Self-portrait (1997) of Lila Kambani and the work of Anastasia Karvela, which comments on bureaucracy with the volumes that pile up as the archive of a Greek arrangement of time.

Always topical, the 1994 installation of Angelos Skourtis touches upon the question of geopolitical changes through the successive names of a Russian city—Petrograd,Leningrad,St Petersburg.

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete attempts once again to turn to the works in its collection and organise them within a specific context and a thematic area.

The curator of the exhibition was Maria Marangou.

Eric Giovon
Creative Varieties
29 June - End of October 2019
Ibrahim Han Mosque - Fortezza